The hype train around next-generation firewalls (NGFW) continues to race forward, but replacing one device with a new shiny object isn’t going to ultimately solve the security problem. Securosis analyst Mike Rothman will put NGFW into proper context regarding the evolution of network security and give you 5 steps to move your perimeter protection forward.
Far too many folks we talk to think that plugging in a NGFW device will solve all of their network security problems. That’s just wrong. This session will address those misconceptions and allow folks to understand what their perimeter should be doing, the key technologies to do those functions, and how to get there. To be clear, NGFW is a component of the new perimeter. But it’s not the only function needed and security practitioners need to hear that message before they go down (yet another) dark alley.
- Deflate NGFW hype and see the future of network security
- Learn the steps to re-architect your perimeter defenses.
- Figure out when and where network security consolidation makes sense.
About Michael Rothman
Mike’s bold perspectives and irreverent style are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike specializes in the sexy aspects of security, like protecting networks and endpoints, security management, and compliance. Mike is one of the most sought after speakers and commentators in the security business and brings a deep background in information security. After 20 years in and around security, he’s one of the guys who “knows where the bodies are buried” in the space. Mike published “The Pragmatic CSO” in 2007 to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to be a senior security professional. He also possesses a very expensive engineering degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. His folks are overjoyed that he uses literally zero percent of his education on a daily basis.